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India’s first underwater metro line in West Bengal’s Kolkata began operation for the public on Friday, March 15. People are seen queueing up for the first ride on the newly inaugurated underwater metro line. ‘Vande Bharat’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogans were raised by people as they enjoyed riding in the nation’s first underwater metro train, an impressive feat of engineering.

At 7:00 AM today, a train departed from the Howrah Maidan station on Kolkata’s East-West metro corridor. At the same time, another train departed from the Esplanade station.

The Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section of Kolkata’s metro transportation network is located beneath the Hooghly River. The tunnel’s under-river section measures 520 metres long.

Metro Railway Kolkata posted on social media platform X, “First commercial #Metro service entering newly inaugurated #Majerhat station of #PurpleLine this morning…”

A placard held by one commuter said, “Thank you very much Modi ji for making …

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